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Derrick Thomson
2 Ratings
  1. "Lifeguard"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at City of Guelph part-time

      Pros

      flexible hours and shifts good community friendly employees

      Cons

      strict management low hours low pay

    • "Challenging work that provides rewarding results."

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      Current Employee - Program Manager, Capital Planning in Guelph, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at City of Guelph full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Excellent compensation and benefits. Opportunities to grow and develop. Amazing coworkers and colleague's that encourage and inspire. Engaged community that values City services.

      Cons

      At times difficult environment to direct change due to need to balance political aspects of City planning. At times some employees are resistant to change.

    • "ERP ‐ Business Systems Analyst"

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      Current Employee - ERP ‐ Business Systems Analyst in Guelph, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at City of Guelph full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good place to work at always

      Cons

      nothing i can think off now

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      "Instructor Guard"

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      Current Employee - Instructor Guard in Guelph, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at City of Guelph

      Pros

      Fun staff, good people. Fun at work for the most part

      Cons

      The pay would be reasonable if the hours could exceed 25-30 hours a week. I have no idea what my union pay goes to. I was hired on being told union pay comes out if you work over 35 hours a week. My first staff training it went down to 25 hours a week and now we pay the union if we work more than 21 hours a week. When I say the union... I really have no idea what is being talked of. This union is a mystery body. A coworker...

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      Advice to Management

      Be more open, provide better hours, and cut off at the standard 40 hours a week if you don't want to pay for overtime. Saying you can only work a maximum of 35 hours a week doesn't work.

    • "Ok job for student"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at City of Guelph part-time

      Pros

      very flexible hours, you choose when you want to work which makes its good for students

      Cons

      employees are drastically under appreciated and under paid. Parents can be a hassle to deal with at times but that comes with the job.

    • "Aquatics Staff Underpaid"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at City of Guelph part-time

      Pros

      Great working culture and supervisors, management good, fun and exciting job, good flexibility for students

      Cons

      low pay rate for experienced employees, structure of pay system makes it difficult to work your way up to a raise and seems difficult for them to retain employees. Short shifts are too short

      Advice to Management

      Offer better wages to more experienced new hires, or offer bonuses for instructors who teach high profit margin classes to retain employees

    • "Lower than average pay"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at City of Guelph part-time

        Pros

        Working as a lifeguard at the City of Guelph was a really laid back job and it was better than working fast food for sure as a high school student.

        Cons

        The pay was quite a bit lower the average when compared to other pools in the area considering the amount of certifications needed for the job.

        Advice to Management

        Higher pay and more leniency with having to take time off. Having to find subs for an out of country conference was really frustrating.

      • "Great Career Decision"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at City of Guelph

        Pros

        like the fact that our work makes a difference for people in the community lots of support for sharing ideas and practices that work well people are friendly and genuine felt very welcome right from the start

        Cons

        it's a great place to work - can't really think of any cons

      • "Great"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at City of Guelph full-time

        Pros

        very friendly, excellent communication, room to advance

        Cons

        the large role sonority plays in promotions

      • "co-op position"

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        Former Employee - AutoCAD Technician in Guelph, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at City of Guelph full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        great place to work for students and graduates

        Cons

        always looked at when working on the line or in any labour situation. but great office environment

        Advice to Management

        let people work and let them do their job, don't be their "work parent"

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